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Blackout launches this weekend!

October 19, 2020

Blackout is our challenge to get sponsored to give up something you love for a short time to raise money and prayer for those prepared to lose everything for Jesus.

The Blackout launch weekend is this weekend, and though you can Blackout whenever you want, we wanted to make sure that you’ve got everything you need! Here’s a quick checklist.

1. Make sure you’ve signed up

If you sign up then we can send you an awesome fundraising pack in the post including fill-in-yourself poster, story/prayer guide and temp tattoos. Plus you’ll also then get access to a bunch of online resources too. We’ve made a promo poster, social networking graphics, put together a bunch of interactive prayer ideas and even written a youth session. There’s loads of stuff to help you promote what you’re doing, and stuff to help you connect and pray with your persecuted family during your Blackout too. Signing up is easy – just fill out the form here…

If your pack hasn’t arrived, drop us an email and we’ll look into it. Do use the pack and let us know what you think of the resources!

2. Don’t forget – raise money!

Giving up something you love is going to be a massive challenge, so don’t forget to make the most of it and ask people to sponsor you. As you give up something you love you can help to support people who have been forced to give up everything because of their faith in Jesus.

Raising an amazing £60 could help provide access to a safe house for a believer fleeing extreme persecution.

If you haven’t already – set up a justgiving page – it’s a really simple way to gather sponsors (and you don’t have to chase anyone who doesn’t pay up!!).

3. Challenge others

We’d love loads of people to join us in raising money and prayer by losing what they love. So do this now.

  • Download this image and edit so it says what you are giving up
  • Text it to three mates or put it on your social feed and tag three friends to challenge them to join you!

4. Feature on our Instagram

We’d also love to feature you on our Instagram account too. Make a short video (under 15 seconds so we can put on our Stories) introducing yourself and letting us know what you’re giving up. Post it up to your feed,  tag us (@opendoorsyouthuk) and we’ll repost it.

You could also email us an image and a little description of what you’re doing too!

Thanks taking part in Blackout and choosing to lose. We pray you’ll be inspired and challenged as you give up something you love, and that you’ll also meet with God afresh, the one worth giving it all for.

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.